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Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town

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Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town (South Africa)

Castle of Good Hope is also known as the Castle or Cape Town Castle locally. One of the most important places to check out when in South Africa, this 17th-century castle originally used to be on the coastline of the Table Bay. But after land reclamation, this castle now falls inland.

The Castle Of Good Hope, South Africa was named as a historical monument in 1936 and is considered the best-preserved example of a Dutch East India Company fort.

History of Castle of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope Castle was built by the Dutch East India Company. The castle was built between the years 1666 and 1679. The Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa. This castle replaced an older castle, Fort de Goede Hoop. The older castle was built with the help of clay and timber. However, the newer castle was much sturdier and was better.

Furthermore, this castle was established here in order to replenish the Dutch ships that used to stop at the harbor. Apart from this the castle also acted as the South African Army in the Western Cap and houses the Castle of Good Hope Museum which exhibits military weapons and other things.

Attractions of Castle of Good Hope

The best part about the Castle of Good Hope is that it comes with an impressive Castle Of Good Hope guided tour, which helps one to walk through the historical events of the castle. What’s more, is that the guide will only take an hour for a person to go through the various parts of the castle and to know what it has to offer. Apart from the Castle Of Good Hope guided tour, one can even take part in the Key Ceremony that takes part only during the weekdays and ends with a firing of the Signal Cannon or takes an underground tour of the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

Facts About Castle of Good Hope

It took 13 years to complete the construction of the Castle of Good Hope. The construction started in the year 1666 and got completed in the month of April in 1679.

In the year 1936, the Castle of Good Hope was declared a national monument.

The castle has all the facilities from a bakery, church, workshops to various living quarters, prisons, and shops.

Even after the two battles that took place namely, Muizenberg and Blaauwberg, the Castle of Good Hope was never attacked.

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    The Castle of Good Hope was painted yellow in order to reduce the effects of burning sun heat.

    You can get the tickets online or at the ticket counter at the castle.

    The best time to visit the castle is during the operational hours, which is from 9 AM to 4 PM.

    If you wish to know more about the castle and its history, you should join one of the many guided tours in the castle.

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